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2018 Men's Chisel Expert – 1x

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Part No. 91718-3004
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Carbon might normally get all the attention, but as our Senior Advanced R&D Engineer, Chuck Teixeira, says, "If you haven't ridden an aluminium bike lately, you haven't ridden an aluminium bike."With its D'Aluisio Smartweld frame, the Chisel Expert with 1X gearing is proof that Chuck knows exactly what he’s talking about.

We don’t think the performance and security of the joins on your frame should be left down to the individual skill of whichever welder works on it, so we came up with D’Aluisio Smart Weld. DSW lets us move the position of the join, shifting it further from the areas of maximum stress, without actually compromising the strength. This means you get a lighter frameset that's stiff, compliant, and incredibly strong. Soon you’ll be floating up climbs and tearing through singletrack on a bike that will dispel any misgivings you might have about aluminium.

Further boosting the awesome ride experience, the Chisel also features our XC 29 geometry, building on our previous XC race geo with a sprinkling of trail DNA. The top tube gets longer, the head tube gets shorter and the front end has some added slack – the combination of these three giving the bike a tremendous increase in downhill stability, as well as a wider range of fits. And the best part? None of these tweaks sacrifices the Chisel’s climbing ability.

The build on this model features a mix of SRAM GX and NX one-by components, for frighteningly fast and efficient shifting at the moments you need it most. This also means the bike benefits from added protection against chain drop. You'll find powerful SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes, plus a dependable RockShox Reba RL fork with up to 100mm of travel (size-specific), and 25mm alloy wheels, optimised for weight and traction.

  • Given its lightweight and ultra-stiff characteristics, M5 aluminum was the natural choice for the frame's construction. And when complemented with our speed-focused XC 29 Geometry, D'Aluisio Smartweld technology, and internal cable routing, you get a bike that compromises nothing in delivering explosive speed, confident handling, and hassle-free maintenance.
  • A custom RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 90/100mm of smooth travel (size-specific), while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.
  • SRAM GX handles one-by shifting duties, practically eliminating dropped chains and reducing overall bike weight.


FRAMESpecialized D'Aluisio Smartweld M5 Alloy, XC Geometry, internal cable routing, BSA BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
FORKRockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
FRONT HUBSpecialized disc, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
REAR HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
SPOKESStainless, 14g
RIMSSpecialized Alloy 29, 25mm internal width
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
FRONT TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
REAR TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
CRANKSETRace Face Aeffect
CHAINRINGSSteel, 30T
BOTTOM BRACKETRace Face Threaded BSA
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
CASSETTESRAM NX, 11-speed, 11-42t
CHAINKMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link?
FRONT BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPSSpecialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
STEMSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SADDLEBody Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTSpecialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDERSpecialized Alloy 30.8mm
PEDALSSpecialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.


Size S M L XL
BB Drop 57.5mm 57.5mm 57.5mm 57.5mm
BB Height 312.5mm 312.5mm 312.5mm 312.5mm
Bike Standover Height 760mm 790mm 814mm 845mm
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Fork Length, Full 496mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Front Center 650mm 676mm 704mm 730mm
Head Tube Angle 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
Reach 395mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
Stack 595mm 605mm 619mm 633mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 567mm 594mm 622mm 648mm
Trail 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm
Wheelbase 1073mm 1100mm 1128mm 1154mm

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